A bizarre auto accident involving two vehicles and a bear has left two people and the bear dead, Canadian authorities said.
Police in Quebec said a 300-pound male black bear wandered onto a road and was struck by an eastbound Pontiac Sunfire. The impact sent the animal hurtling through the air, where it smashed the windshield of a westbound Nissan Pathfinder sport utility vehicle and went out through the back window, regional police spokesman Officer Martin Fournel said.
"It was a 300-pound bullet," he said.
The SUV's 35-year-old female driver and a 40-year-old man sitting behind her were killed; a 28-year-old front-seat passenger suffered minor injuries, Fournel said. In the Pontiac, neither the driver, a 23-year-old man, nor his 19-year-old male passenger was hurt.
No alcohol or drugs were involved, and police are still trying to determine each vehicle's speed in the 90 kph (56 mph) zone, Fournel said, adding that charges are unlikely.
"It's a first, there's no doubt about that," he said. "We had similar accident several years ago with a deer going through the windshield and ending up in the back seat, where it injured a boy. He wasn't killed, he was hurt. But it was not like this."
It's bear mating season, and many male bears are out looking - sometimes recklessly - for females, so drivers on rural roads should be watchful, hunting guide Daniel Larocque told the Canadian television network CBC.
The accident occurred near the town of Luskville, about 25 miles northwest of Ottawa, Ontario.
Kathy you are oh so correct!
How can a bear be 'reckless'?
If you would have read the article, you would have seen that the bear was tested for drugs and alcohol. He was probably relapsing after trying to kick the sauce and got reckless, crossing the street in a drunken stupor and got whacked...happens all the time (according to the article).
By recklessly running/mating above the speed limit duh!
it is anthropomorphism, isn't it? and yet you can make certain assumptions regarding the "intent" of an animal. the animal may have acted in disregard for its own safety due to mating instincts. It seems plausible. But is that a known fact or conjecture? I guess we will never know. Let's consult a behaviorist.
He has never had any recks?
He wasn't using drugs or alcohol, as mentioned he was tested, so he was just plain reckless..
Wonder if the bear was plowed into because it didn't speak French?
Men looking "recklessly" for a piece of action? I have now deduced that this bear is the very essence of one looking "wrecklessly" for some tail...hope he got some and went out like a CHAMP...
I suspect that the Pontiac driver is responsible for the deaths of the two in the SUV, thinkin' he should have stopped for a bear that big. 23 year old male driver? Guys will be guys right?
Women shall not speak, it's against the law.
I am the law
You do realize the man in the Pontiac wouldn't have hit the bear intentionally, right?
II can bearly believe it.
I think that you missed something. It says that it left the bear dead.
"I think that you missed something. It says that it left the bear dead."
Those are the bear facts of the matter.
Did anyone attempt mouth-to-mouth resuscitation ?
What??? They tested the bear for alcohol and drugs???
ha ha ha ha ha ha
"bear flies through SUV"
Interesting, I didn't know bears could fly!
He was just learning how to fly. How did it turn out?
As solo flights go .... not so great.
Goes to show that these bears are looking for love in all the wrong places.
Oh yes! Police now suspect the bear was texting while driving.
Is Albert Haynesworth okay? How fast were they travelling when they hit him?
Did the bear die in the air form asphyxiation ?
Please tell me you are not a lawyer...spell much?
Huh? The article clearly states the Bear perished (Died) poor reading skills most likey YOUR culprit.
he meant a canuck (or two) got smashed. Perception is everything
no it does not
What a tragedy! Just think if the bear had been a little smarter (say, a congressman) he could have been seeking a mate via twitter rather than crossing highways in traffic!
How do you know the bear wasn't twittering when he was hit?
PS I would suggest checking his cell phone records ...
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